However, the world of legends gives a much more appealing explanation for the creation of the Steinegg hoodoos: - the legend of the Steinegg Earth Pyramids:
There used to be a charming, fertile meadow in this area. Throughout the ages, the farmers who rented and worked this land used some of their profit to support the local pastor. One of the farmers, however, refused to pay his rent, even after receiving a number of reminders and he was brought to court in Steinegg. Since there were no certificates regarding the meadow and the farmer swore on oath (even though he knew better) that the meadow belonged to him, the court deeded it to him. The pastor was gloomy, but the farmer was proud. On the same day, however, dark clouds gathered over the property and turned the day into night. Everyone knew that something ominous was going to happen. A heavy downpour came down, lightning flashed, thunder rolled; it was worse than anything the Steinegg community had ever experienced. Finally, in the morning, the thunderstorm seemed to let up. When the farmer wanted to go out to mow the lawn on his meadow, he couldn't believe his eyes. All he saw was a deep bluff, out of which spires and tent rocks protruded into the sky. God had judged, but differently than people.
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